Snakes, Sacrifice, and Sacrality in South Asian Religion

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dc.contributor.authorJones, Gabriel
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-23T21:42:31Z
dc.date.available2013-01-23T21:42:31Z
dc.date.created2010
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationLa revue de sciences des religions d’Ottawa // Ottawa Journal of Religion. 2010(2): 89-119.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/23722
dc.description.abstractRitual sacrifice associated with snake veneration is not uniformly expressed. The snake figures prominently in the art and narrative of contemporary Saivism, Vaisnavism, Jainism, and Buddhism in addition to the myriad of popular devotional practices of rural village and peripatetic peoples of India. Drawing on the evidence within the many traditions that have accommodated or rejected the snake as a subject of veneration, this article theorizes its associated sacrifice(s) as a tripartite phenomenon reflecting divergent cultural valuation of the snake across the Indian sub-continent.
dc.language.isoen
dc.titleSnakes, Sacrifice, and Sacrality in South Asian Religion
dc.typeArticle
CollectionRevue de Sciences des Religions d'Ottawa // Ottawa Journal of Religion

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